Columns

  • Medicaid expansion isn’t ready in Iowa

    - Dec 7, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com Gov. Terry Branstad has endeavored to accomplish what was almost an impressive Machiavellian feat but instead has unraveled into another episode of government incompetence. In 2014, under mounting political pressure, Branstad agreed to...
  • College students, the future, and happiness

    - Dec 4, 2015
    Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu When I was home for Thanksgiving break, my mother asked, what do I plan to do after college and where do I want to live? These questions did not stump me. I have...
  • This holiday season, be conscious of others 

    - Dec 3, 2015
    Hannah Soyer Hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu When I was in seventh grade, we had to write a persuasive essay for our English class. One of my classmates wrote his on why everyone should be allowed to say “Merry Christmas”...
  • The next real estate moguls? Wealthy Chinese families

    - Dec 3, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com From 2005 to 2014, the Chinese GDP grew from $2.27 trillion to $10.36 billion. At peak times, their GDP growth was over 16 percent annually. The current Chinese economy makes up over 16...
  • How Black Friday is changing 

    - Dec 2, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu If you ventured out into the cold and rain that Iowa was prone to this year for Black Friday, you might have noticed that the crowds of shoppers were less crazy than usual....
  • Anti-Muslim rhetoric has implications 

    - Dec 2, 2015
    Joe Lane Joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Though not everyone in the GOP is ignorantly opposed to the Muslim community in the United States and around the world, a vocal minority led by presidential candidates and elected members of U.S....
  • Fear and race in America 

    - Dec 1, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com It is impossible to look at any form of news media without being constantly barraged with stories attempting to dissect and analyze the senseless deaths that can be seen as nothing but an...
  • Little do-dads of life here

    - Dec 1, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Just when you thought Democrats and Republicans were pretty much like Unionists and Confederates (which is not that far off the mark, geographically), reality slaps you in the face by demonstrating they’re nowhere...
  • The caucuses are coming

    - Nov 30, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com Every four years, a hybrid of constitutionality and party bylaws dictates a compelling nine-month period of political mayhem. Men and women from the most elite classes of society condescend to NASCAR aficionados, the...
  • The struggle as a symbol

    - Nov 30, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu Any individual who is in the public eye is aware that there is a certain burden that forever weighs on their shoulders. Every choice, every action, is conducted under the intense gaze of...

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